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NBA Jam Tournament Edition (SEGA 32X)

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Description

This game lets you play two-on-two arcade basketball with players from all the NBA teams. Gameplay is fast and action-packed, with few rules, no fouls, and deliberately unrealistic jamming. Players are rated on eight ability categories, from steals and blocks, to dunks and 3-pointers.

Up to four human players can take part, each always controlling a single player for their team, and AI for missing players. This allows for four players to face each other in teams of two, or for two players to team up against a third player with a CPU team-mate.

The Tournament Edition ups each team's roster to three players, and allows for substitutions between quarters. Shoving players now results in injuries, which lower a player's stats; encouraging you to sub them out and let them recover. Aside from the usual secret characters and cheat modes, the T.E. also includes four new additions you can individually enable from the special options menu:
  • "Hot Spots" are randomized zones on the court that reward extra points (up to a 9-point shot!) for making a basket while standing within them.

  • Powerup icons appear randomly, and convey temporary arcade-like benefits when picked up. Some examples are instant "on-fire," enhanced 3-point accuracy, monster dunks from anywhere on the court, or a bomb that knocks all other players to the ground.

  • "Juice Mode" increases the speed of the game up to 4x.

  • "Tournament Mode" disables all other modes, special characters, and cheats, and challenges you to defeat all the NBA teams to unlock extra players (2 extra players for almost every team). Winning Tournament Mode also unlocks a higher CPU difficulty level.

Screenshots

NBA Jam Tournament Edition SEGA 32X Initial Entry
NBA Jam Tournament Edition SEGA 32X Title screen
NBA Jam Tournament Edition SEGA 32X Options
NBA Jam Tournament Edition SEGA 32X Selecting a team

Alternate Titles

  • "NBA Jam TE" -- Informal Name
  • "NBA JAMトーナメントエディション" -- Japanese Spelling

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jun 17, 2001 A- 91
GameFan Magazine Jun, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jul, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Jul, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1995 8.3 out of 10 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 25, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Nov 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80

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Trivia

  • Originally Acclaim wanted to add players from the Mortal Kombat game as hidden players, but they had to be removed cause the NBA found them not suited to their image.

  • A legal issue prevented the name Michael Jordan making an appearance in the game. Look what Acclaim has done instead: Jordan's Bulls team-mate Ron Harper is the named player, but the picture is of Jordan.

  • Due to Charles Barkley's licensed game Shut up and Jam, he does not appear in the game
    quizzley7 (21221) added NBA Jam Tournament Edition (SEGA 32X) on Sep 27, 2002
    Other platforms contributed by POMAH (31330), Doommaster1994 (741), chirinea (33100), Kohler 86 (7215), Roedie (5227) and quizzley7 (21221)